Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Smith, Holmes, Monroe, Neshoba and Lamar counties

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – People in Smith, Holmes, Monroe, Neshoba, and Lamar counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week through one-day, drive-through collection sites.

Anyone can be tested who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat; or who has a known or potential exposure to someone confirmed with the virus.

Those who want to be tested must first get an appointment by going through a free screening from a UMMC clinician, either through the C Spire Health telehealth smartphone app or by phone. The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app. It’s available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

The newest testing sites for Wednesday, June 3:

  • Smith County: National Guard Armory, 902 Spring St., Taylorsville
  • Holmes County: Lexington Multi-Purpose Building, 22521 Depot St., Lexington

The newest testing site for Thursday, June 4:

  • Monroe County: Becker Community Center, 52246 Highway 25, Amory

The newest testing site for Friday, June 5:

  • Neshoba County: Neshoba County Coliseum, 12000 MS-15 #1, Philadelphia

The newest testing site for Saturday, June 6:

  • Lamar County: Ben Barrett Community Center, 764 E. Main Ave., Lumberton

The previously announced testing sites for Saturday, May 30:

  • George County: George County Fairgrounds, 9162 Old 635, Lucedale
  • Leake County: Red Water Facility Building, 535 Red Water Road, Carthage

The previously announced testing sites for Monday, June 1:

  • Kemper County: Kemper County High School, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. St., DeKalb
  • Panola County: Fred’s (vacant store building), 411 E. Lee St., Sardis

The previously announced testing site for Tuesday, June 2:

  • Pike County: Pike County Health Department, 114 East Presley Boulevard, McComb

Testing hours are noon-4 p.m. Only those with appointments will be tested.

Hundreds of people in Mississippi communities have taken advantage of the UMMC/MSDH drive-through collection sites. Those numbers include, as of the end of the day May 28, a total 2,825 people at 77 one-day testing states statewide, plus another 6,549 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, for a total of 9,374 tested.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi National Guard are partnering with UMMC and MSDH to coordinate mobile testing sites. UMMC and C Spire have partnered to make the screening free to all Mississippians.

Those without smartphones who want to be screened for testing can call (601) 496-7200.

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